Texans have a right to know!
Tell the Texas Energy Resources Committee that landowners have a right to know before fracking happens near them.
That’s one reason why property owners must have a right to know about fracking near their property before it occurs: so they can test their water.
Right now, Texans don’t have this right to know.
House Bill 448 by Representative Dawnna Dukes would simply address this by requiring:
- An operator send notice via US mail to all landowners located within 500 feet stating the operator has been permitted to drill, and that the operator intends to use hydraulic fracturing.
- The notice be mailed not later than the 15th day after the date the drilling permit is issued.
- The notice include information that chemicals used to frack the well will be posted on FracFocus website.
The bill was heard in the Energy Resources committee on March 20th and Earthworks’ OGAP organizer, Sharon Wilson, testified for the bill.
TAKE ACTION: The Committee Substitute to H.B. 448 is going to be voted on in the Energy Resources Committee. Please call the committee members (below) and urge them to support this bill.
Please call these committee members and tell them landowners have a right to know!
Rep. Keffer, James L. “Jim” (512) 463-0656
Rep. Crownover, Myra (512) 463-0582
Rep. Canales, Terry (512) 463-0426
Rep. Craddick, Tom (512) 463-0500
Rep. Dale, Tony (512) 463-0696
Rep. King, Phil (512) 463-0738
Rep. Lozano, J. M.(512) 463-0463
Rep. Paddie, Chris (512) 463-0556
Rep. Sheffield, Ralph (512)463-0630
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